TheNewEra wrote: esqtvd wrote:
Bad game indeed but he showed effort at least. We were up 13 when he left the game and down 6 when he came back. Even in a bad game he had zero to do with this loss
Zu's been fine, and finished plus+5. Why is somebody always to blame? He played 32 minutes, which is about his limit. 5 points, 9 rebs. That's about all you can reasonably ask. He got stuffed a couple times and had a few trickle out, and so was only 2-8 from the field. He probably needs to go stronger to the hole, and maybe more vicious going for rebounds, so hopefully he'll play a little angrier on Sunday.
Blow a 13 point lead in a close out there needs to be some accountability. Zu was off but when his feet were on that court he was working doing the little things on and off the ball to help. We have to find a way around the Harrell minutes I don’t care if it makes him walk away we need to make it to the conference finals at least
Accountability? Or blame? Is every loss attributable to one element or one player? And always the coach??
Trezz only played 16 minutes, Zubac 32. Again, I question the narrative that something should have or could have been done differently that would have affected the outcome. As they say in science, correlation is not cause. Hey, I'm Joe Plus-Minus but I'm the first to admit it doesn't explain everything. Did Doc stick with Trezz too long--trying to get him back into form for the next round? OK, let's say he did. With perfect hindsight, it's easy to say he did.
Would playing Zubac 36 minutes and Trezz 12 have won the game for us? No, I don't think so. We were not bleeding points because of the lack of rim protection. The problem was elsewhere.
I think Quake is right--and Doc admitted it and so did Kawhi--we lost our cool. That was a team thing. Every team has a collective soul and ours just got kicked in the hiney. This team keeps saying it, but they keep forgetting that we haven't won anything yet. Emotionally, this team is still a teenager, and no amount of yelling from Papa Doc is gonna teach them what they need to learn from experience.